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By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Exciting ocean fantasy adventure starts series.

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age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


i think that INGO is amazing book its thrilling and exciting I'm only half way through the book and i love i can put it down. i encourage all those little children out there who are maybe keen on books or not so keen on books this is the one you should read those who are not to keen on books this is maybe a little long but you will love it. DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!!!
age 9+


My son and i have both read all 3 of the ingo books. Loved them! (me more than him in fact *blushes*)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

The first in a series, this is the kind of book that gets kids excited about reading. Helen Dunmore weaves an exciting, masterful tale of mermaids, mystery, and mythology. She keeps readers on the edge of their seats as they journey with Sapphy and Conor through the world of Ingo. What is this new place and how is it connected to Sapphy and Conor's father, and to them? How can they find him without getting lost themselves? Dunmore keeps readers guessing while treating them to beautiful scenery and fantastic adventures.

Character development is key to a good story and Dunmore allows her characters to mature as they become involved in more adult circumstances. Sapphy grows from being carried like a child in the first chapter to a person able to harness the power of Ingo. Her relationship with her brother changes and strengthens. They both recognize strengths and weaknesses in each other and readers will be drawn to their vulnerability and curiosity. Sapphy narrates the story with quick wit and a realism readers will enjoy.

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